August 25th, 2005 - 5th of 16 days - in Quebec
A day unlike the other days.
It's 10:00am, wearing our bathing suits, we prepare and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Try
to find clouds in the sky...(kinda makes you feel like quadding, does'nt it?)
Today's program: relax, do the laundry, relax, mechanical inspection, relax, oil
change, relax, wood collecting to keep the fire running all day, relax, a little swim,
relax...get the idea??
Yeah ! BREAKTIME!
When we leave for our year long trip, we're gonna have to do some maintenance on the
quads ourselves. Since we just got the 800, we figured this trip would be a great
opportunity to get familiar with how some of the maintenance can be done on the trail. We
brought everything we thought we might need.
But how do you get to the oil drain plug underneath the engine?
Looking around, we notice there's a spot where there's a pretty big difference in level
between where we are and the beach. So, we find logs long and strong enough to hold the
quad and off to work Marc goes.
Of course, we take care not to let the oil spread on the sand. It will be recuperated
and left at the next service station we see.
Some people think that camping equals life of misery... take a look at our menu. Of
course, we were lucky to have a food store not too far, that way, we could enjoy fresh
meat. The cooler is'nt working 'cause the quads are'nt running.
Being close to the town of Parent, we have the opportunity to fill up on food and fuel.
Parent is a destination of choice for quad and snomobile fans. In fact, one of the main
economical engines of the town is tourism(hunting, fishing, quads and snomobiles). People
here are welcoming, undre absolutely no stress and very resourceful (how else can you be,
out here!). You can find everything from food to fishing and hunting gear to car and truck
parts, all at the local gas station.
Do you know how often people that see us camping near the water ask us if we go
fishing? EVERY TIME! Maybe we should bring fishing poles...
Usual chores like doing the dishes, the laundry, wash some clothes, cook meals take
more time then usual so the day went by real fast and, in the end we did'nt relax that
|TRICKS AND INFOS
Where did you put the bungee cord that held the container?"
"I don't know, I did'nt touch it! Last time I saw it, it was just beside the
"I can't find it, I need it to tie down the container..."
"Do we have another one?"
Did that ever happen to you too?
The simple solution to stop loosing bungee
cords is to tie one end of it to the trailer using a cable tie (ty-wrap). That way, it
stays in place and ... you can avoid...arguments...
|LOST TIE DOWNS?
on the beach, about 10minutes travelling
- number of times France goes swimming: 5
- number of times Marc goes swimming after seeing a leech in the water...0
- total miles to date:
Dinner: fire grilled pork chops+potatoes (sure you know the recipe by now!)
Who said camping made for a miserable life...
|According to France: It's the nicest camping spot we found yet...
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